Any Currency loses Cheltenham Festival win after positive test

Josies Orders (far right) has been promoted to first in the Cross Country Chase as Any Currency (noseband) has been disqualified

PICTURE: Patrick McCann ( Keighley 'gutted' after Any Currency loses race
By Peter Scargill 2:12PM 25 AUG 2016

ANY CURRENCY has been disqualified from first place in this year's Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival following a positive post-race test for pain killer triamcinolone acetonide.

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Trainer Martin Keighley was cleared of any wrongdoing at the BHA hearing on Thursday, but added he was "gutted" for the horse, the owners, jockey Aidan Coleman and his staff.

Mark Boothright, who leads the Cash Is King syndicate that owns Any Currency, labelled the process "a shambles" and accused the BHA of "bottling it" by throwing his horse out despite clearing Keighley and his staff.

Josies Orders has been promoted to first in the Cross Country Chase with Bless The Wings now second and Quantitativeeasing third.

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